Exhibitions/ Art Object

Jug with Rope Decoration

Date:
8th century
Geography:
Made in Eastern Mediterranean, exacavated at Umm al-Walid, Jordan
Medium:
Copper alloy ( 98.2% Cu, 0.74% Pb ), four parts joined together
Dimensions:
H: 16 7/16 in. (41.8 cm); diam of neck: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Madaba Archaeological Museum, Jordan (M. 4862)
Not on view
This jug was found in the bath (hammam) of the palace. Bath houses in Umayyad palaces were private versions of the elaborate baths of the Roman and Byzantine world. Metal jugs reflected the wealth of the owner.